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Government & Politics AS/A2 *Fees payable* at Sheffield High School

Course description

What will I be studying?

This A level course studies British politics over the last two decades. The emphasis is very much upon current developments such as Britain's relationship with Europe and current changes to the Welfare State. We also study the main institutions within Britain's political system such as Parliament and the Prime Minister. We aim to turn out better informed voters who really understand the political environment in which we live.

What does this subject involve?

There will be lots of discussion of key points. Short answer work and essays.

What skills or qualities will I need?

An interest in the subject

An inquiring and lively mind

An enjoyment of discussion and debate

An ability to express yourself well in discussion and on paper

An openness to new ideas and other people's views


Entry requirements

You do not need to have studied this subject at GCSE.

Future opportunities

A Government and Politics A level is useful forcareers in:

accountancy, law, banking and finance, business, civil service, human resources, management, journalism, medicine, politics, television and radio.



Further information

An annual visit to the Houses of Parliament is organised.


How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 19 November 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Unknown
  • Duration: 2 years